Needlestick injuries among persons with no presumed risk

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This study identified persons without presumed risk (PWPR) involved in accidents with blood and body fluids in 2 health care facilities between 1989 and 2012 in a state in Central Brazil” Salgado et al (2016).

Abstract:

This study identified persons without presumed risk (PWPR) involved in accidents with blood and body fluids in 2 health care facilities between 1989 and 2012 in a state in Central Brazil. There were 181 accidents that occurred with PWPR, predominantly among women. Accidents with blood and body fluids involved needle and blood, some performed by untrained personnel. Most prematurely terminated clinical and laboratory monitoring. Accidents with blood and body fluids occur under similar circumstances to health care workers.

Reference:

Salgado, T.A., Ream, P.S., Teles, S.A., Lima, L.K., Rezende, F.R., Cardoso, N.Q. and Tipple, A.F. (2016) Accidents with biologic material in health services among persons with no presumed risk. American Journal of Infection Control. August 4th. [Epub ahead of print].

doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.06.011.

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